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Sean i still have the same issue with my Sata3 ports not working ... if i unplug all drives and load the OS Install -> then plug back in the drive... it shows up on the drive selection but gives me this message when i select it

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk this computers hardware may not support booting to this disk, ensure that the disks controller is enabled in the computers bios menu"

any idea what this means ? or what setting its talking about
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In "Settings > TV > Recorder Storage" I believe, I just switched mine over last week to an old external 160 GB HDD. Then I have WHS 2011 set to archive them so 160 GB is more than enough.

That's what I did, but MC still saves the buffer at SSD. mad.gif
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Acronis will. But that is $
Windows built in one will work with GPT disks.


On the Acronis web site it says that true image home plus does not support GPT disk cloning. I'm thinking that Acronis will just back up the files and not actually image the drive. If not then, I will defiantly purchase it.

The windows based back-up utilities are pretty limited and not reliable in my opinion. It will just back up files rather than imaging the drive. I would much rather use a free version of TODO backup over the windows based solution.
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Sean i still have the same issue with my Sata3 ports not working ... if i unplug all drives and load the OS Install -> then plug back in the drive... it shows up on the drive selection but gives me this message when i select it

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk this computers hardware may not support booting to this disk, ensure that the disks controller is enabled in the computers bios menu"

any idea what this means ? or what setting its talking about

Nope frown.gif

I would just use the sata 2 ports on your mobo. :/
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Thanks
Acronis will. But that is $
Windows built in one will work with GPT disks.


On the Acronis web site it says that true image home plus does not support GPT disk cloning. I'm thinking that Acronis will just back up the files and not actually image the drive. If not then, I will defiantly purchase it.

The windows based back-up utilities are pretty limited and not reliable in my opinion. It will just back up files rather than imaging the drive. I would much rather use a free version of TODO backup over the windows based solution.

Ah I see now that I look into it I think that is what it meant, it only backs up the files, not the image.

The Windows tool will work fine. I have used it 3 times already with GPT set ups. 2 times on my system I successfully restored my OS and anther time on my fathers PC. One time I had an issue on mine, but I found out the problem was something unrelated to windows.

Todo doesn't support it yet. frown.gif

Windows seems like the only choice atm. So if you have used the GPT format then just use windows to image the disk. If you haven't installed yet just use MBR.
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Originally Posted by axipher View Post

In "Settings > TV > Recorder Storage" I believe, I just switched mine over last week to an old external 160 GB HDD. Then I have WHS 2011 set to archive them so 160 GB is more than enough.

That's what I did, but MC still saves the buffer at SSD. mad.gif

Hmm, I'll have to check when I get home tonight
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Nope frown.gif
I would just use the sata 2 ports on your mobo. :/
Ah I see now that I look into it I think that is what it meant, it only backs up the files, not the image.
The Windows tool will work fine. I have used it 3 times already with GPT set ups. 2 times on my system I successfully restored my OS and anther time on my fathers PC. One time I had an issue on mine, but I found out the problem was something unrelated to windows.
Todo doesn't support it yet. frown.gif
Windows seems like the only choice atm. So if you have used the GPT format then just use windows to image the disk. If you haven't installed yet just use MBR.

Yea I went the GPT route at first, but then reformatted to MBR. I thought the windows utility only backed up files not image the disk. Maybe I was wrong. Ether way, there in't a point of using GPT if you clone the disk often which I will be doing eveyr week.

Yea I wish TODO supported GPT cloning. Someone should find a way to do it. I guess its not as much of an issue if you are running a regular HDD. I have had way to many SSDs fail on me before.

BTW killer avatar, I didn't realize who I was talking to at first lol.
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Quote:
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Nope frown.gif
I would just use the sata 2 ports on your mobo. :/
Ah I see now that I look into it I think that is what it meant, it only backs up the files, not the image.
The Windows tool will work fine. I have used it 3 times already with GPT set ups. 2 times on my system I successfully restored my OS and anther time on my fathers PC. One time I had an issue on mine, but I found out the problem was something unrelated to windows.
Todo doesn't support it yet. frown.gif
Windows seems like the only choice atm. So if you have used the GPT format then just use windows to image the disk. If you haven't installed yet just use MBR.

Yea I went the GPT route at first, but then reformatted to MBR. I thought the windows utility only backed up files not image the disk. Maybe I was wrong. Ether way, there in't a point of using GPT if you clone the disk often which I will be doing eveyr week.

I do every two weeks lol

But I have all my personal data backup up nightly too.
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Yea I wish TODO supported GPT cloning. Someone should find a way to do it. I guess its not as much of an issue if you are running a regular HDD. I have had way to many SSDs fail on me before.

I know! If M$ can do it why can't other companies? All it is is backing up 3 partitions and putting them back on a disk...how freaking hard is that? lol
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BTW killer avatar, I didn't realize who I was talking to at first lol.
Haha, I am starting to get that a lot now. biggrin.gif
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Dude amazing guide! Going to +rep you once I do this with my new system.

I'm sorry if this question was already posted, but should/can I perform these optimizations on my other drives?
I have a 120gb intel 520 series(win7 and primary games), 80gb intel ssd that I will use for srt caching with my samsung f3(secondary games), I also have a 640gb WD black(program files) and 2tb samsung f4(storage).

Obviously some of them I won't do for my hdds, such as the "windows write-caching buffer flushing"
And is it fine to install all software/drivers to a different drive than the os? Or should I throw them all on my os ssd?
Also is there a srt optimization guide? Or do I do the same thing as my win7 ssd?

Thanks Sean!
Edited by Bobotheklown - 12/8/11 at 1:09pm
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Dude amazing guide! Going to +rep you once I do this with my new system.

I'm sorry if this question was already posted, but should/can I perform these optimizations on my other drives?
I have a 120gb intel 520 series(win7 and primary games), 80gb intel ssd that I will use for srt caching with my samsung f3(secondary games), I also have a 640gb WD black(program files) and 2tb samsung f4(storage).

This is for the OS, so you can do it to your other systems.
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Obviously some of them I won't do for my hdds, such as the "windows write-caching buffer flushing"

Also is there a srt optimization guide? Or do I do the same thing as my win7 ssd?

Thanks Sean!

Same thing, do different.
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Great, thanks man!

I don't think you caught the last sentence I edited in there,

Is it wise to keep program files on another hard drive and not on the ssd? To conserve space and such.
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